Finally, a group of engineers for engineers.  In hard-to-reach places, even the smartest people need help.

Spanning a broad diversity of geoscience technologies and industry applications, RESPEC’s instrument designs are tailored to fit your specific applications.  Since 1969, RESPEC’s engineers have worked with clients in both the public and private sectors to develop instrumentation solutions and custom systems for a variety of industries, including geotechnical monitoring, mine services, environmental monitoring, water quality and quantity monitoring, agricultural monitoring, and irrigation automation.  Our systems capture data in real time, for viewing or downloading, using our online data management, reporting, and visualization services. In addition to installing systems, our engineers, modelers, and GIS specialists also analyze, evaluate, and interpret the data.

Our certified team has installed weather stations on volcanoes, monitoring systems in caves, creep-closure detection in mines, custom extensometers and early-warning alarm systems near sinkholes, strain gages on steep granite faces, automated water samplers in raging rivers, and tiltmeters in swamps. We’ve designed heater-control systems for long-term, waste-disposal and high-temperature, rock-melt experiments. RESPEC has the proven expertise to design, fabricate, and deploy simple, economical, and robust instruments with accuracy.

RESPEC’s team has Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) certifications, security clearances, professional engineering licenses, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) 40-hour training certificates, and passports and gear to access the most remote locations in the world.


    • Underground Mining Applications
    • Subsidence and Slope Stability Monitoring
    • Surface Water and Hydrogeology
    • High-Resolution Video Monitoring
    • Real-Time Early-Warning Systems
    • Web-Based Real-Time Data Visualization
    • Remote-Data Acquisition

Instrumentation projects

Learn more about related projects where RESPEC has proven our expertise in this area.

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Cook Lake Slope Stability Monitoring

Using technology to ensure area safety while preserving natural beauty.
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Headframe Monitoring With Video Gauge

Assisting in rehabilitating a hoisting headframe at an underground salt mine.
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I&W Brine Cavern

Installing and monitoring an early-warning system for a brine cavern beneath several features including two major highways.
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Mount Rushmore Rock Block Monitoring System

Maintaining and operating the Rock Block Monitoring System at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial—one of the most iconic landmarks in the US.
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Napoleonville Salt Dome Sinkhole Monitoring

Providing field geoscience services support at a developing sinkhole at a salt dome.
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Slope Stability Monitoring

Developing instrumentation to monitor slope stability near a dry sinkhole.
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Underground airblast

Conducting an underground airblast study.
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Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Providing on-call support for field testing and programming for systems that characterize hydrology and geologic structures.
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Instrumentation products

RESPEC’s product line is geared towards making businesses and organizations better, faster, smarter, and safer. Our products benefit clients in need of greater efficiency, accuracy, and cost savings.

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Video Gauge™

Imetrum’s Video Gauge™ is a video measurement system that provides measurement versatility far beyond any other technology on the market.
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Eric Krantz, PE
Instrumentation Engineer

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Jay Nopola, PE CPG
Manager, Mine Geomechanics